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Work Placement Application




Each year Green Door Printmaking Studio offers a limited number of week-long work placements at its studio in Banks Mill Studios, Derby to students aged 14 – 18 currently on an arts-based course (GCSE, BTEC, AS/A Level).

Because the environment in an open access fine art printmaking workshop is quite unlike that found in the usual office or retail placement locations, Green Door has developed a proactive approach to candidate selection that we hope ensures that those accepted are the students most likely to benefit from the experience we offer.

As part of the application process the student is asked to choose from a selection of project proposals. If called for interview the student will then have the opportunity to present their initial response to the proposal and negotiate an agreed project brief. During the work placement the student will then be required to produce print-based work to meet the brief of their assigned project.

The successful candidate will therefore be the student that can demonstrate the discipline and self-motivation to produce work of high quality during the work placement and with a serious intent to study art at a higher level. Previous experience of printmaking is, however, not essential.

If you would like to apply for a work placement with Green Door, please complete and send this application form. If successful, you may also be asked to provide additional visuals of your work and be available to attend an interview for the placement.

Please note the applications for 2019 are now closed. If you would like to apply for 2020, please complete the form below.

The Application Process

Step 1
Complete and send this Application Form. You will be asked to nominate a tutor to attend during the studio during your work placement week as well as select a project to work towards.

Step 2
If your application is successful, a member of Green Door Printmaking Studio staff will contact you (via your email address) to request examples of your work and arrange an interview (date & time).

Step 3
In the time preceding your interview you should complete the preliminary planning stage for your selected project (begin researching and producing sketches towards your project).

Step 4
During the interview you will be required to present your preliminary project research and demonstrate how you intend to develop it during your work placement.

Step 5
At the end of the interview you will be told whether Green Door can offer you a work placement. If successful we will agree the dates for your work placement week and you will be provided a Parental/Guardian Consent Form (which, once completed, should be posted / emailed to Green Door before your work placement begins).